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2022 in review: Our favorite photos

Posted on December 29th, 2022 By:

Most of us here at Gig Harbor Now aren’t trained photographers. We get help on occasion from actual photographers, but for the most part we get by with reporters wielding cell phones.

But every so often, even a blind squirrel snaps a good picture. And, of course, we’re grateful for occasional help from people who know what they’re doing.

With that as preface, here are a few of our favorite pictures taken by our staff and contributors in 2022.

Dragon face

A scene from the 2022 Maritime Gig Festival Grande Parade.

The Gig Harbor Dragons entry in the 2022 Maritime Gig Festival Parade on June 4 got a great reaction from this young viewer. Photo by Angela Dice.

Tiny dancer

An enthusiastic young dancer during the city of Gig Harbor’s 2022 Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 3. Photo by Julie Warrick Ammann.

Making a splash

Freelance photographer Larry Steagall captured a splash-down moment during the Gig Harbor Paddlers Cup on April 23.

Is that a goat on your shoulder?

A scene from the 2022 Maritime Gig Festival.

Just a guy carrying his goat following the Maritime Gig Parade in June. Photo by Vince Dice

Canoe view

Freelancer photographer Larry Steagall covered the Our Fisherman, Our Guardian statue dedication ceremony for us on Sept. 15. For this photo, he hiked over to Bogue Viewing Platform for a shot of the Puyallup Tribal canoe as it departed the ceremony.

Bearded boy

Atticus Golding makes a beard out of lichen at Evergreen Elementary School on Dec. 13. Christina T. Henry captured this image while reporting her story on Peninsula School District’s outdoor learning programs.

Sunset celebration

Freelance photographer Bryce Carithers was in perfect position on a perfect night to get this photo of Gig Harbor quarterback Will Landram and receiver Colin Montgomery celebrating after Landram scored a rushing touchdown in a win over Spanaway Lake.

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